Create a Vision Board for Positive Change
For an inspiring New Year, we invite you to create a Vision Board. Many of our clients use a Vision Board to inspire themselves or their team. In doing so, they have discovered: the better you know what you want, the more likely you are to get it.
It’s the start of a new year, which means many of us have new goals. From lifestyle and fitness ideas to travel and career ideas, whatever the inspiration, we have a whole year to make them a reality. Creating a vision board is a useful exercise that can help you stay on track.
What is a vision board?
Whether you call it a vision board or a dream board, it is one of the most powerful visualisation tools you can create for yourself. It is a picture of your future – a representation of your dreams, goals and aspirations for your life. It may sound like wishful thinking, but it helps you achieve your goals. When you create a vision board, you create a visualisation that represents all the things you want to welcome into your life.
How to make a Vision Board?
1. Do the People Change Scan or take out your People Change Report to know where you and/or your organisation are now and what steps you want to take in the coming year.
2. Take a white A3 sheet and write at the top: Vision Board [Name & Year].
3. Collect a number of inspiring magazines with lots of images. Add stickers with arrows and letters.
4. Collect all the words and photos that you find inspiring, cut them out and place them on the sheet. Add your own texts. Use markers to highlight words.
5. Look at what you have collected and rearrange it. Change it until everything is in the right place and you feel good about it. Create categories, such as work/family/hobby/personal development for yourself or customers/turnover/culture/team/development for your organisation. Add any printed words or images from the internet that are still missing.
6. Write down what investment you are willing to make every day/week/month in money or time to realise your vision.
7. Tape everything down on the sheet and hang your Vision Board in a place where you are every day.
8. Take a few minutes each day to look at your Vision Board and imagine that this is your work and your life.
9. Pay attention to realising and living your vision every day and make it a priority in your schedule. Perhaps that’s all you need to do to make adjustments: if an activity isn’t contributing to the realisation of your vision, then your time is not being spent wisely.
10. Enjoy and share your successes. Learn from your mistakes, find solutions and ask others to help you.
For yourself or with others
Do you want to do this with your team or even your entire organisation? Then all of you should first create your own vision board and then bring all the vision boards together. Discuss these together and make one Vision Board for the coming year.
We are happy to help you with this. Then, in one afternoon or day, you can make an inspiring Vision Board for you, your team and your entire organisation, and use it as a strategic guide for the coming year!